Toyota suspends production indefinitely in Vietnam as country enters lockdown

Toyota Yaris GRMN

Toyota Motor has halted auto production in Vietnam as the country enters lockdown. All cities in Vietnam stopped public gatherings and shut non-essential public services until April 15. Inbound flights have also been stopped and the number of domestic flights have also been decreased. According to the Vietnamese health ministry, Vietnam has a total of […]

Toyota North America collaborates to manufacture ventilators, respirators

Toyota i-Trill teaser

The Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is working together with medical device companies to accelerate the manufacture of ventilators, respirators and other important devices for hospitals to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the company stated. The automaker said it is collaborating to produce 3-D printed face shields and mass production will start early next week. It is […]

Toyota and Hino to jointly develop fuel cell truck

Hino Motors

Toyota Motor on Monday has stated that it would develop a heavy-duty fuel-cell truck in collaboration with its subsidiary, Hino Motors. The automaker views hydrogen technology as a zero-emissions alternative to the battery power for big commercial automobiles. Toyota also stated the truck, based on Hino’s Profia model, would be geared up with dual fuel cell stacks developed […]

Toyota collaborate with Nippon for smart city project in Japan

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)

Toyota Motor has partnered with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) for establishing a capital tie-up to work together in smart city development in Japan, where autonomous vehicles will transport the civilians. The two companies have been collaborating on connected vehicles since 2017 that are geared up with advanced telecommunication systems since the same year. Under the […]

Nissan, Honda, Toyota close more plants in Europe, Asia due to coronavirus

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor

Japanese automakers on Wednesday stated they would temporarily stop more vehicle plants in Europe and Asia as coronavirus continues to spread and prompts countries to instruct non-essential businesses to postpone operations. An increasing number of global automakers have been closing plants in Europe and beyond as the COVID-19 outbreak is leading governments to impose commuting […]

Toyota increase annual forecast on cost cuts, ideal sales

Toyota Corolla Altis images

Japan’s leading automaker Toyota raised its yearly forecast Thursday following cost cuts and healthy sales quadrupled quarterly profits from the earlier year. As with other companies that have operations in China, the risk of coronavirus remains. Toyota Motor has stopped production at all its 12 plants in China, including four vehicle assembly plants. The closure […]